Pitchfork post-view: Heading to Nebraska

Earlier this summer, Seeds Entertainment had the chance to attend Pitchfork Music Festival – a premier event in the Midwest for alternative rock, rap and electronic music scenes. Every year, Pitchfork’s lineup seems handcrafted to compliment each genre, and this year was no exception. Check out some of these acts at Pitchfork that will be featured in Lincoln or around Nebraska in the fall:


Vagabon – Reverb Lounge – Sept. 20


Laetitia Tamko released her debut album “Infinite Worlds” this year under the moniker Vagabon. By combinating soft, simple guitar riffs with lyrics that serenade you like bedtime, Tamko’s music embodies desperation that she experienced during her teenage move from Cameroon to New York City and the ensuing boldness as she began to figure out her personal and musical identity. The Reverb Lounge will be an intimate venue to catch Vagabon’s soulful performance.


Frankie Cosmos and Angel Olsen – Lincoln Calling – Sept. 27-30

Lincoln Calling

These two female-fronted bands are a huge grab for Lincoln Calling this year after they’ve both experienced soaring popularity. Frankie Cosmos’ sweet high-school lyrics had the crowd at Pitchfork swooning and swaying, and that will be delivered to the max at whatever smaller venue she plays during Lincoln Calling.  Angel Olsen’s musical delivery resonates with female folk-leads of the 70’s with her deeper, melodic voice and passionate lyrics. Both of these festivals featured countless woman-fronted acts that are defining the indie rock music scene.


Hiss Golden Messenger – The Waiting Room – October 29

Hiss Golden Messenger

Their June single “Standing in the Doorway” starts like a somber moment in an abandoned home during the Dust Bowl, looking off on the empty gravel road, and hoping for a greater day. But the song picks up, and you see your friend riding down the road to bring you greater spirits looking towards the future. Hiss Golden Messenger is described as a combination of country, folk rock and soul, but with older influences like the Beatles and Big Star and newer ones like the Growlers, HGM is sure to produce an inter-genre experience at the Waiting Room this fall.